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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

Plant Resilience Institute

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

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Mary Hausbeck

MSU Researcher Leads $2.3-Mil. Study of Downy Mildew

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Michigan State University researchers and collaborators at six other universities across the country a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop management…

Abstract chemistry molecules

MSU’s Midland STEM Center to Offer Summer Internships

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Michigan State University is pleased to announce the MSU Midland Summer Research Program. Local area high school students will have the opportunity to be mentored by MSU scientists…

Amber Pearson

Water Views Linked to Better Mental Health

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson, is the first to find…

Kenneth Rosenman with tractor

Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths Rise in Agriculture

Thursday, April 28, 2016

An estimated 138 on-the-job deaths occurred in Michigan last year, with tractor-related deaths increasing, according to preliminary figures from an annual Michigan State University report. The 2015 figure…

Petri dish

MSU’s Hammer Studying Ways to Thwart Staph

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Researchers led by Neal Hammer of Michigan State University have found that mixing together two different mutants of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria complement each other’s growth defects. “We discovered that…

Robert Hausinger

MSU Researchers Find How ‘Extraordinary Cofactor’ Is Made

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Researchers at Michigan State University have made new progress in understanding how microbial cells manufacture a recently discovered ‘cofactor,’ an unusually complex molecule that is attached to a…